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Thomas Elsaesser

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The Merchant of Four Seasons: Downward Mobility in Munich
The Merchant of Four Seasons: Downward Mobility in Munich

A legionnaire turned fruit seller misses out on Germany’s economic miracle in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s breakthrough melodrama.

By Thomas Elsaesser

On Film / Essays
Jun 1, 2015
The Persistence of Persona
The Persistence of Persona

Decades later, Ingmar Bergman’s self-reflexive masterpiece remains a provocative enigma worthy of close investigation.

By Thomas Elsaesser

On Film / Essays
Mar 27, 2014